The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Tester
Rank 583 568 540
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 29 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.048% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.052% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 8
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£325 £410 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% +82.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £264 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £439 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - £201
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 29 £325 -20.73% 9
London -18 13 £350 -14.63% 5
North West -11 7 £308 - 2
Cheshire - 7 £308 - 1
Chester - 7 £308 - 1
South East -4 6 £325 -
Berkshire -2 3 - -
Newbury - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
City of London +15 2 £338 -20.58% 2
East of England - 2 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £338 - 1
Crawley - 2 £344 -
Cambridge - 2 £338 - 1
South West +11 1 £400 - 1
Bristol +1 1 £400 - 1

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 34 (66.67%) Android
2 30 (58.82%) Apple iOS
3 27 (52.94%) Mobile App
4 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (29.41%) QA
6 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 12 (23.53%) Java
7 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
7 11 (21.57%) Calabash
8 10 (19.61%) Xcode
8 10 (19.61%) JIRA
9 9 (17.65%) TDD
9 9 (17.65%) BDD
10 8 (15.69%) Selenium
10 8 (15.69%) Appium
10 8 (15.69%) Mobile Development
11 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
11 7 (13.73%) Ruby
12 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
13 5 (9.80%) GSM
13 5 (9.80%) HP
13 5 (9.80%) ISEB
13 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
13 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
13 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
13 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (7.84%) RESTful
14 4 (7.84%) Use Case
14 4 (7.84%) SIGTRAN

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) GSM
2 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) 3G
2 4 (7.84%) SS7
2 4 (7.84%) 2G
2 4 (7.84%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (7.84%) 4G
2 4 (7.84%) MVNO
3 2 (3.92%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.96%) DVB
4 1 (1.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 11 (21.57%) Calabash
3 10 (19.61%) JIRA
3 10 (19.61%) Xcode
4 8 (15.69%) Selenium
4 8 (15.69%) Appium
5 4 (7.84%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.92%) JUnit
6 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.92%) Robotium
6 2 (3.92%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Capybara
7 1 (1.96%) Gradle
7 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) OpenSTA
7 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Ant
7 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Billing
3 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Advertising
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) RESTful
1 4 (7.84%) Android SDK
2 3 (5.88%) iOS SDK
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 2 (3.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (52.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.84%) Robotics
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) Social Media
4 2 (3.92%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.92%) Handset
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) STB
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Android
2 30 (58.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone 8
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Scrum
3 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
4 9 (17.65%) BDD
4 9 (17.65%) TDD
5 8 (15.69%) Mobile Development
6 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Use Case
8 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management
9 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) Ruby
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.92%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) HP
2 3 (5.88%) Apple
3 2 (3.92%) Perforce
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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